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by Charley
August 25th, 2008, 4:41 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Footwear
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Re: Footwear

I trail run and hike and backpack in New Balance 810's, the classic trail runners. I highly recommend them. They're very light weight, no pebbles come in (though there is plenty of dust), and they dry very quickly (to touch) after walking through streams. Of course, if you're carrying a 45 lb pack, ...
by Charley
August 19th, 2008, 10:08 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Sharing the trail with horses: The straight poop
Replies: 50
Views: 3921

Re: Sharing the trail with horses: The straight poop

I was out in the Strawberries last week, and I saw lots of "poop". On the one hand, some of those trails out there are so wild, that I'm just glad someone comes through with a horse occasionally- it'll keep the weeds back off the tread. And I usually didn't mind stepping over (or right through it- i...
by Charley
August 18th, 2008, 11:38 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Napali Coast Kaui
Replies: 15
Views: 1858

Re: Napali Coast Kaui

I hiked on this trail (only to Hanakapiai) when I lived in Honolulu. One option for getting to the trailhead is hitchhiking. A lot of the youngsters in the area hitch to get around the island, and hitching is pretty common in general. From the airport in Lihue, I walked to the main road (Kuhio Highw...
by Charley
August 4th, 2008, 10:26 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hunting Seasons
Replies: 18
Views: 1887

Re: Hunting Seasons

Thanks!
Now I've got no excuse. . .
C
by Charley
August 3rd, 2008, 9:40 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hunting Seasons
Replies: 18
Views: 1887

Re: Hunting Seasons

Thanks for posting the hunting season schedule. I have a question that probably sounds pretty dumb, but hey, I'm no hunter: Can folks hunt just about anywhere? Of course, I've seen "No Hunting" signs, but in general, if I go into a National Forest, or Wilderness Area, or BLM administered area, or a ...
by Charley
August 3rd, 2008, 9:32 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Bull of the Woods?
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Bull of the Woods?

I was all excited to start my backpacking season up, after being gone in Africa the last month, and was planning a trip for Tuesday and Wednesday, but the Bull of the Woods still snowed in? I was up at 6000 odd feet the other day on Lookout Mountain, and at 5000 feet on Salmon Butte, and didn't see ...
by Charley
July 30th, 2008, 12:07 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Please keep your dog on leash!
Replies: 41
Views: 4119

Re: Please keep your dog on leash!

I second that- I got bit by an unleashed dog the other day. The owners said, of course, that it was a real nice dog and that it never bites anyone, but jeez, a dog is just a watered down predator. It wasn't a bad bite, but it really ticked me off, and could easily have been prevented by keeping the ...
by Charley
July 21st, 2008, 2:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dog Mtn/Wind Mtn, April 29, 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 722

Dog Mtn/Wind Mtn, April 29, 2008

Back in late May, I spent a Friday afternoon walking up Wind Mtn and Dog Mtn. Dog Mtn was very lonely that evening, for some reason, and the evening light was terrific. Here's some photos from the trip. IMGP1137.jpg IMGP1138.jpg IMGP1140.jpg IMGP1143.jpg IMGP1166.jpg IMGP1175.jpg IMGP1181.jpg IMGP11...
by Charley
July 21st, 2008, 2:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Catching up- Swale Canyon, Klickitat Trail, May 14, 2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Catching up- Swale Canyon, Klickitat Trail, May 14, 2008

When I last tried to post this, the server was pooping out, and no posts were possible. Then I went to Senegal, western Africa, for a little over a month, and didn't get a chance to post. . . so here it is. The Klickitat Trail is a Rail to Trail in Washington, just north of the Columbia River and ju...